Section 60 Order lifted in Milton Keynes after knife-related attack

Thames Valley Police confirms that the extra stop and search powers have expired across the borough, today (April 12).

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:47 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:48 pm

Police in Milton Keynes didn't extend their section 60 Order, meaning officers can't stop and search members of the public without evidence.

The order was imposed across the city for 24 hours starting at 3pm yesterday, meaning it expired this afternoon. A Thames Valley Police spokesperson confirmed to the Milton Keynes Citizen, there would be no extension to the order.

Milton Keynes was put under these provisions to allow police extra powers to prevent further violent outbursts around the city.

Thames Valley Police are no longer using a Section 60 Order in Milton Keynes

The incident that stemmed this decision was a gang attack in Kingsfold, Bradville, just after midnight on Sunday April 11.

Authorities reported that this incident which left a 17-year-old lying unconscious, was carried out by individuals believed to be armed with knives and baseball bats.

Previously, Thames Valley Police officers enforced Section 60 rules in Milton Keynes for 48 hours following another mass altercation where offenders were believed to be armed with knives, just two weeks ago on March 31.

The former incident took place near Furzton Lake and left two teenagers needing hospital treatment, for stab wounds they sustained.